COVID-19: Support for Women’s Refuge


While in lock down it is evident that the additional stress of domestic living has placed extra pressure on the services provided by Women’s Refuges in the Waikato. With this in mind the Trust is raising money through an online auction of a gorgeous painting by Bernadette Parsons. The final auction price accepted goes towards children’s programs run by the Refuges, in particular counselling and one to one programs that enable children to deal with the impact of family violence.

Bernadette Parsons, who is one of New Zealand’s foremost watercolourists has generously donated a fabulous watercolour painting for auction by the Welcome Swallow Gallery. 

Here's where the action takes place!

Please send your online bid - higher than the ones that will be displayed below - to WelcomeSwallow.nz@gmail.com and it will be verified and anonymously posted. There is no restriction on the number of bids that can be made… we expressly encourage friendly competition! The cause is most worthy. Please bid now!

The auction will close at 5pm on 11 May.

BID #1:   $400 Overseas bid received 11.30am 16 April 

BID #2:   $600 Hamilton, bid received at 11.50am 17th April

BID #3:   $700 Whitianga, bid received at 08.37am 28th April     WINNING BID!



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